As we speak about this important holiday, it is worth mentioning how Polish women changed the world.

We all know who runs the world – Girls! In Poland this holiday became very popular in the communism period and there was even a “standard gift set” which women received at work. It included a flower – first carnation and through the years it changed into tulips – and a pair of stockings. Nowadays instead of stockings women receive chocolates and candy. Apart from the gifts, feminist manifestations and happenings yearly take place in big cities.

First of all, there are many women who we can thank and admire until today: Maria Skłodowska – Curie, physicist and chemist who made major discovery is in the area of radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.  Wisława Szymborska was a Polish poet who received in 1996 the Nobel Prize in Literature. To honor her legacy and reward talented poets, in 2013 the Wisława Szymborska Award was established. Irena Sendlerowa – social worker, humanitarian, nurse and a real-life super hero. She saved lives of many Jewish children during the World War 2 and despite torture she never revealed the names of the survivors to Gestapo.

The world is changing and so are women. We are evolving, breaking the “glass ceiling” and overcoming barriers. Women become more and more successful. In sport disciplines, we have the most know tennis player Agnieszka Radwańska. She won twenty career singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2 in 2012. Her achievements include winning the Women’s Tennis Association Fan Favorite Award six times, Shot of the Year five times, and Shot of the Month on a regular basis. The other sport star is Justyna Kowalczyk. She is a double Olympic Champion and a double World Champion. She is also the only skier to win the Tour de Ski four times in a row. Kowalczyk holds the all-time record for the most wins in Tour de Ski with 14 competitions won and 29 podiums in total.

Polish women are conquering Hollywood. Agnieszka Holland, one of the most outstanding polish filmmakers. She is well known for her political input in Polish cinematography. 2 years ago she won the Silver Bear award for her film Spoor at the Berlin International Film Festival. Joanna Kulig is a polish actress. She received the Best Actress Award at the 31st European Film Awards for her performance in Cold War, a film which was nominated in 3 categories for the Oscars.

Last year, in Poland, we were celebrating 100th anniversary of Women’s right to vote. The female history wasn’t easy at all, nothing was just given to us, we had to fight for every right and for every change. We should be thankful to thousands of brave females all around the world. We have to admire and appreciate women not only ones a year, but daily. If you want to meet other brave, smart and succesfull women just Visit Poland.

Have you been wandering what to see while visiting Poland?

In the north of Poland it is a perfect spot for summer and offers stunning beaches of the Baltic Sea and is famous of its ‘treasured gift from the sea,’ amber. At the bottom of the country you can enjoy mountains, which are an excellent base for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. In between the sea and mountains there are stunning cities and little towns, which will leave you with a lasting impression.

Poland has got so much to offer and is unique in many ways. There is so much to see and do that, you would need to stay for a long time to be able to see it all.

Read about 11 most beautiful places in Poland here: https://cnn.it/2RGCx6h

 

Great news! Warsaw Prague is among the 10 coolest neighbourhoods of Europe!

The Independent, a British online newspaper loved its unique climate, old houses and new cafes. Warsaw Prague is home to the biggest market in the city – the artistic Soho Factory, Neon Museum, which has the world’s largest collection of Cold War-era neon and some of the best restaurants of Warsaw. A must-see on your visit to Warsaw!

The Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are important dates for most Poles.

Special value of this day lays not only in its religious background, but also in the family character of spending it. The evening between the two days is a traditional time to bring all family members together, attend church and remember past family members.

The tradition of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day began in the first centuries of Christianity. All Saints’ Day has been designated by Roman Catholic Church, as the day to pray for Saints of the church. All Souls’ Day is a day of prayer for all who have died. Over both days, throughout Poland, cemeteries are visited and flowers and candles are placed on graves. The flower traditionally associated with All Saints’ Day in Poland is chrysanthemum.

During this one of the most important Polish holidays, cemeteries glow with thousands of candles and people pray to All Saints by one of the oldest prayer, Litany of the Saints.

Krakow is probably Europe’s best kept secret.

It offers an unique and lifetime experience. Travellers can taste delicious food, admire beautiful scenery and learn history of Krakow and the rest of Poland, which has experienced tough time, but was still able to fight. Beautiful during the day and at night, loved and visited by many nations from all over the world. It should definitely deserve a title of one of the coolest city in Europe! Must to see is the UNESCO-listed historic centre of Cracow, Auschwitz Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, and one of the oldest in the world salt mine, Wieliczka Salt Mine. At night time, make sure to  immerse yourself in a city buzzing life. Read more on https://bit.ly/2NCwjGb

 

Krakow is not only famous for its medieval buildings and its beautiful old town.

The historic city attracts visitors also with its youthful restaurants, bars and cultural hangouts. Traditional Polish food is more and more recognised and loved by people from all over the world. Many restaurants in Poland have taken a modern approach to Polish cuisine, which translates to fun and vibrant dining experience.To read about best places to eat in Krakow click https://bit.ly/2p0Epur

Krakow, the best place in Europe for food!

What amazing news! Krakow has been announced the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture 2019.This is for the first time, when Krakow has been recognised for its outstanding recipes, quality products, and as a place with some of the most promising chefs in the world. Wonderful achievement! Read more https://bit.ly/2xm1igp

 

Lodz is the third biggest city in Poland, with a long history as a textile industrial centre.

The city combined the world of modern and industrial world. The division for poor and rich, which existed side by side is still noticeable in the building architecture. Well preserved old workers housing estates contrast with the most glamour’s residences.

Manufaktura Lodz, was built in an old factory, which belonged to Izrael Poznanski, one of the richest businessman in Lodz. It is a shopping centre, which wins every visitors admiration and respect. It is shopping centre with history, recognised by its stunning architecture and the longest fountain in Europe. It is not only a shopping empire, but also an entertainment centre and a cultural centre. During the summer, you can find there beach. In the winter time, ice rink and local markets are there for you to enjoy.